Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Beer Review: Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat

Tonight I am trying Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat. This isn't the first time I've had this beer, and it probably won't be the last. It's a very solid wheat beer.
I am drinking it bottled. I got a 6-pack at my local Meijer.

My first reaction is that there is practically no head. This is somewhat disappointing, since the head on wheat beers is generally very creamy and delicious. The color is a golden rust, and it is fairly opaque.
There are three 'waves' of flavor in each sip. The first bit is very sweet, the next becomes a little fuller, and then the drinker is left with a pleasant wheat flavor. This is a very fruity wheat beer;there are hints of citrus, and a flavor almost like fresh and spicy apple. I am reminded of Fruity Pebbles, like from when I was a little kid, not always what I want when I drink a 'grown up' drink like a wheat beer.
As with the head, the body leaves something to be desired. I really wish this were a little thicker. With a name like Sunset, and not, say, Summer Sun, the body and feel of it are not quite up to par.

This is a good option for a lighter body wheat beer. I would drink this again, but I might look to other brews first.


1 comment:

  1. I just tried Sunset Wheat over the weekend. I picked up a 6-pack on a whim on our way over to a party. I totally agree with you on the apple aftertaste. Woodchuck kept coming to mind, but this is way better. I will definitely buy this again before the end of summer.


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